ANGELES CITY — An outpouring of grief prevailed in this city following the demise of actress Isabel Granada on Saturday midnight in Doha, Qatar.
Granada was 41 years old.
In his Facebook Account, Angeles City Councilor Jericho Aguas said: “Malaki ang naging parte mo sa aking buhay. Binigyan mo ako ng isang gwapo’t matalinong anak, makulay ang 14 yrs nating pagsasama. Sa lahat mula sa aking puso’t kaluluwa. maraming maraming salamat. Pahinga ka na. paalam Isa.”
Aguas flew all the way to Qatar to visit his ex-wife after the actress collapsed last week during an event and went comatose after six cardiac arrests. She was rushed to the Hamad General Hospital.
In 2006, Granada reportedly went under the knife to remove a cyst in her right ovary. In 2008, two more cysts were reportedly detected in her left ovary and had to be removed.
Arnel Cowley, the current partner of Granada, confirmed the actress’ death on Facebook past midnight Sunday, November 5, saying: “It is with great sadness that my wife Isabel Granada has peacefully passed here in Doha Qatar. She has been a fantastic wife, mother and daughter. She always did her best in everything she did, whether it be in front of a camera or sports.”
“I would also like to take this time to thank the Filipino community in Doha for giving their full support throughout this difficult time for myself and the family,” said Cowley. “Baby..wherever you might be..just always remember that I LOVE YOU. and I miss you very much.”
Former Angeles City Vice Mayor Vicky Vega in his Facebook post said: “Mareng Isabel Granada, thank you for the handshakes… the songs…the time you so unselfishly shared with us. Rest in peace.”
Granada’s career started in the late German Moreno’s ‘ That’s Entertainment’ TV show aired over GMA 7 back in in 1986, where she became a member of the Tuesday group.